Cat care: Routine care

Caring for your cat

Routine care

When is the best time to start caring for your ageing cat? When they are a kitten! Starting off your cat's life with good nutrition, scheduled veterinary appointments and a happy home life sets the blueprint for a high quality of life in older years. Most cats are considered geriatric by the age of eight to 10.

Much like humans, time takes its toll on vital organ functions as your cat ages. Cats are more subtle than dogs in showing you when they are sick or in pain. Paying attention to your cat's behaviour will make detecting problems easier and help them live healthy lives well into their teens.

Keeping your cat healthy at home

  • Check your cat's mouth, eyes or ears regularly. Inspect for loose teeth, redness, swelling, discharge or bad odour
  • Keep your pet's sleeping area clean and warm
  • Make fresh water available at all times
  • Maintain a regime of proper nutrition (based on a good quality commercial diet. appropriate to the life-stage and lifestyle of your cat) and of course loving attention

Cat care

Birch Vets Oxton
21 Birch Road, Oxton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am-11am
Sunday: 10am for emergencies

Call us on 0151 652 3284 (24hr number)

Birch Vets Moreton
46 Upton Road, Moreton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am
Saturday: 10am-11am

Call us on 0151 677 6872

Birch Vets Thingwall
527 Pensby Road, Thingwall

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am, 4pm-5pm

Call us on 0151 648 8488